Rep. Anthony D’Esposito Defends Trump Following Conviction, Shows No Respect for Rule of Law

WASHINGTON — Today, in response to Congressman D’Esposito (R-NY) attacking the jury’s decision to convict former President Donald Trump, House Accountability War Room spokesperson Zac Petkanas released the following statement:

“In the United States, no one is above the law – and the constituents of New York’s 4th Congressional District agree. Unfortunately, Rep. D’Esposito is now willing to throw that central tenet of American democracy in the garbage. Rep. D’Esposito determined Donald Trump should be immune because he is a former President of the United States whose extreme agenda he supports. Rep. D’Esposito believes New Yorkers should be held accountable by the rule of law – but not Donald Trump. That’s not only hypocritical – it’s an un-American attack on the democratic system of justice. House Republicans must remember: no one is above the law: not even former president Donald Trump,” said Petkanas.

@RepDesposito: “I served with the NYPD for 15 years, I know bad judges & bad verdicts when I see them.  Today’s ruling was a miscarriage of justice — a partisan witch-hunt that imperils our democracy.   @HouseGOP  stands with 45 & 47.”

@RepDesposito: “The corrupt Alvin Bragg & his left wing allies have completed their shameful witch hunt against President Trump by railroading a conviction through a partisan New York court in an attempt to help Joe Biden’s failing campaign.”

Additional Background:

recent Navigator Research poll released earlier this month found that, in supporting Donald Trump as he faces multiple civil and criminal trials, these MAGA extremists are going against the American people. In fact:

For more information about the House GOP’s MAGA majority, see House Accountability War Room’s guidebook to the 118th Congress here and its report on Speaker Johnson’s first 100 days in leadership here.


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